You bet. Happened to me a lot. That's why I don't do the whole online dating thing, even though I could catch them in the act with all of my super detective knowledge & skills by now 😂. LDR's don't cut it for me either.
Most catfishes on GaG are old creepy men pretending to be hot young girls just so they can talk about their weird fetishes without fear of rebuke. Less common but here nonetheless are nerds pretending to be muscular and attractive athletes. I swear they do it so well these days that hardly anyone can uncover their ruse (nobody can fool me though). They now know about stuff like google reverse image search so they doctor their stolen pics accordingly.
Will update with proof pics. Using same photos because i've been slapping on a ton of mass this past year since I got on. I'm not lean and I cut for like 4 weeks in between and that's when I took my pics.
I really only go by the original meaning of online catfishes who try to take advantage of you before getting really offended. Like if someone as an issue where they need to pretend to be someone else, that is their problem not mine.
Unless they harass me and others, I couldn't give two shits about them. I don't go out of my way to talk to people on-line anyway. Yes, I've made friends on G@G and talk to them on other platforms, but they reached out to me first :)
depends on the reason... for example-I run an art war on facebook and sometimes use a catfish to stir up trouble, rouse the troops to battle, that sort of thing. whatever works... the means justify the ends.